FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

October 21, 2015 Community Happenings


Class on Tap

Lisa Sadleir-Hart, who’s been baking since the early 1980s, will host ‘‘Cooking from Scratch: Whole Grain Bread’’ 6-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Sitka Kitch.

The class will focus on the ‘‘Tassajara Bread Book approach to making excellent bread each and every time that’s delicious, nutritious and economic.’’ 

Participants should take two standard loaf pans to take home their “proofed” bread in. Cost is $20 plus a food fee based on the number of registered participants. Call 747-5985 for more info or register at



Basic Sewing,

Quilting Taught

Community Schools is offering a basic sewing and quilting class 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at Blatchley Middle School. The fee is $40. 

Basic sewing will teach students how to sew, alter and mend clothes, including costumes, or sewing for the home.

Quilting will teach how to make a basic quilt, or use log cabin, sampler, applique, and paper piece techniques, and sew borders, binding, or quilting.

The class will run from October 8 through December 10 and is for adults only.

Students can request individual time slots with the teacher.

You name it and we will figure out how to sew it.

Community Schools  747-8670   Sabra Jenkins   747-5071





Math, Science

Conference Set

The Alaska Math and Science Conference organizing committee invites the public to attend the keynote presentations this weekend.

Commissioner of Education Mike Hanley will speak at 1:15 p.m. Friday, math innovator Dan Meyer will speak at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, and lead author of the Next Generation Science Standards Dr. Rodger Bybee will speak at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

All keynote presentations are free and will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Sitka High School. For more information, call Lyle Sparrowgrove at 738 3810.


ANB Camp 1

Meets Oct. 26

Alaska Native Brotherhood, Camp 1, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the ANB Founders Hall.

On the agenda will be the third and final nominations for incoming officers for 2015-16. All members are being encouraged to attend.

Those with questions may contact 738-3470.


ALFA Meeting

Set for Oct. 26

Bruce Leaman and Ian Stewart, of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, will discuss halibut stocks and halibut management 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Sitka Sound Science Center’s downstairs classroom.

Light snacks will be provided. The presentation is open to the public. Call the ALFA office at 747-3400 for more information.


Basic Computer

Class at Library

Kettleson Memorial Library will offer a free computer basics class for adults who have very limited or no previous experience with computers.

The class is part of a series that has four sessions – 9 a.m. Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Classes are approximately one hour.

Register either in-person at the library, or by calling the library at 747-8708. Registration is required and must be done before the start of the first session. Space is limited. 






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